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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. guess what, everybody? it is winesday, wednesday, october 19th. we're excited. tomorrow it's the first of our two big shows from seattle. >> we're hopping on a plane and coming out west. >> we are. >> pike place market. 7:00 a.m.
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we'll do another show after that around 8:30, okay? >> come and stick around. >> where the first starbucks is right down near there. >> good. >> it's going to be fun. >> if you're youtube fans you may have heard of justin and jeremy. they're a set of twins 5 years old. they have the wii game. their dad put the video up online and it got a million hits. this is what it looked like. ♪ >> this is the new one. this is the new one. ♪ today i don't feel like doing anything, i just want to lay in my bed ♪ >> they're so cute. ♪ don't feel like picking up my phone, leave a message at the
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tone ♪ >> oh, my god. his hands are in the pants like in the video! ♪ i ain't gonna brush my hair, cause i ain't going anywhere ♪ >> by the way, his hands are in his pants just like bruno mars in the video. like the lazy guy sitting on the couch. not gross like you're thinking. >> you think i sit around and watch videos, hoda woman? i wouldn't know what he had his hands in his pants for. i could imagine. i didn't know. you learn something new every day. >> yes, indeed, you do. >> do you ever get a song in your head? who am i talking to. of course you do. there are certain songs. i don't know what it is about them. they stick in your brain and they will not leave you. >> apparently there's even some kind of scientific sort of -- i don't know. there's something that every single catchy song has in common. >> it must be intervals or something. >> here are the ones that they are saying are the catchiest. ♪ we are the champions, my
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friend ♪ >> by queen. "we are the champions." that one gets stuck. a little droney. how about this one. ♪ y-m-c-a >> village people. bon jovi with "living on a prayer." ♪ living on a prayer >> before we play mine. it's like a worm song. it gets in your head. it never gets out. i'm even afraid to play it. i want to apologize. you're going to be thinking about it all day. here it is. i'm sorry. it's a britney spears song. keep it going. ♪ >> there's something about it. every time i hear it i regret it because i think about it. i want to tell you so we regret it together. yours is a little different. >> i win the most -- it's not
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toxic by any means. it's a sweet little song when you're actually on the ride. when you're riding home and you can't stop listening to this. ♪ it's a world of laughter, a world of tears, it's a world of hope and a world of fears ♪ ♪ it's a small world after all >> oh, my gosh. ♪ it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all ♪ >> who do i dance for? >> vito! >> come on, vito! sing it at home, baby! ♪ it's a small, small world >> all right. >> they have everything you can imagine on craigslist. everything you can imagine. they even have this thing. it's called the $5 website. it will tell you -- if you want anything for five bucks, go on there. it'll tell you, like, i can get a gift for $5. i can clean up your twitter account for $5.
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here are some of the examples that you can find on craigslist if you have five bucks. >> fiver. fiver.com. >> whatever. >> it's not craigslist at all. >> f-i-v-e-r-r.com. >> i heard about some of the things you can get on craigslist. some of those things don't turn out so well if you've been reading the headlines recently. >> so on fiverr.com, you can get -- >> who's the one who's jet lagged? me or you? >> sounds like me. someone will proofread your resume for five bucks to make sure no typos. those things can get in the way. what's the next one? >> someone will create a fan page for your business. >> for five bucks. >> make you a cosmetic case. write your message in the sand on a tropical beach. >> for $5. i will give you instant relief from sadness or stress for $5. >> yeah. >> all right. i don't know or want to know him. anyway. >> that one would probably be worth it, you know?
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>> go to fiver, f-i-v-v -- so it's -- >> or go to craigslist and have a ball. >> anyway. this freaks me out. it's called holy smoke. it's a company that loads human ashes into ammunition. so if you're undecided on how you want to spend your afterlife, you could do this. my holy smoke has come up with a new use for your ashes. >> anyway, you put them in, like, a shotgun shell, i guess. if your loved one wants to be -- his ashes spread over maybe a mountain, i don't know, maybe you just shoot the shotgun up there. i don't know. it seems a little weird. >> you had another idea for it before we got on the air. >> you don't love your loved one, you might want to go hunting with it. okay? that's all i was saying. >> i just think that's bizarre. it's supposed to be the best way to go out of this world. >> a lot of men are watching -- and women, too, of course, are watching football and enjoying it. >> yes. but if you tend to lose your guy to a football game, they've come up with a great, great, great idea. the nfl now has team apparel but
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for ladies. >> first we'll show our cute little things we got. they're cut right. they've got a little cleavage. the whole thing is happening. >> if you don't wear any pants with it you'll get a little -- you'll get some -- he might actually look at you. >> all right. cafe mom is offering some advice for women who are at home and feeling bored when their husband is watching the game. they say tip number one, when the team scores a touchdown, you get 15 minutes of your own time with your husband after that touchdown. >> okay. >> something sexy, apparently. tip two, after a change of position that happens as a result of a fumble, you get to wrestle. you know, this is never, ever happening at anyone's house at all. okay? after every fight -- >> let's move on to wine nerd. more our style. this is a game. the wine tasting game. here's the first question. >> do them from here.
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>> i can't read them. it comes with these little cards. >> it's a drinking game. when you get the question wrong, you drink. >> or right. >> or right. depending on whatever. >> okay. how might a foxy wine be described? very attractive? beautiful flavor? or musty. or red and furry. >> i'm going to go with red and furry. >> musty. >> i hardly even said the word. you win. >> is it musty? it is. imagine that. >> i get to drink when i lose. >> it's not complementary. >> wine is believed to have ridge natded in what country? iran, france or romania. >> iran. >> i'm going to say -- iran. this is a great game. you're winning. and so am i. >> jerry said i'd get every one of these. >> the largest wine bottle size is, a, a magnum, b, a what? it's a magnum.
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>> it's a magnum. it's a -- >> you mean there's something bigger i don't know about? >> it's the second one. >> nebuchadnezzar. it is huge. holds the equivalent of 20 bottles of wine. i don't think i've ever seen like one of those. >> maybe it's what we saw when we were in aspen. >> you're right. if a wine is described as hot it most likely means it has too high an alcohol content -- that's not possible. is spicy flavored or is served at warmer than room temperature. >> i'm going with spicy. >> spicy flavored. what? drink anyway. too much alcohol content. this is a negative trait. says who? okay. all right. we learned a little something. >> there's some more. let's continue drinking. typically, about how many classes can you get from a standard-sized bottle? eight to ten? five to six? two to three? >> i always thought it was four classes. so i'm going to go to five to six. >> i'll go two to three. the kind of glasses we have.
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>> that's true. i use a fish bowl at home. >> at academic wine tasting why do the tasters sometimes spit the win out. they don't like the wine. they can pick up flavor. they spit out the wine to avoid becoming drink. >> it's b. no? what? is that true? no. how do you know, sara? >> lastly. here's the last one. the tie breaker. >> what? >> doesn't matter. when the cork is presented to you at a restaurant, you should look at it and touch it, bite it to determine the cork's subtle flavors or smell it. >> smell it. >> what? i'm against this entire quiz. >> what's the answer? look at it and touch it? >> lick it. up next, they're done with hair and makeup. >> the amazing results of today's ambush makeovers, right after this. lick it. let's do it. woman: we love ordering sushi, but it was getting expensive.
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we're back on this winesday, wednesday, a special edition of today's plaza ambush makeovers where we pluck two ladies from the ground and surprise them with a brand-new look. >> here is our crack makeover team, "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, luis licari and "today" and "us weekly" contributor and -- >> author. mother. >> jill martin. we'll explain this adorable baby. won't we? tell us about the baby. >> not mine. >> babies don't need makeovers, do they? perfect the way they are. >> perfection. >> our first lucky lady happens to be her daughter. jennifer dice, 38 years old from heartland, michigan. gave birth to the baby girl annika you just saw 10 months ago. she doesn't have a lot of time to focus on herself. so she was so thrilled when she was approached on the plaza.
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>> look at this. >> i think annika is taking over my job here which i'm more than happy to give her. we couldn't help but spot you in the crowd because of her. why does jennifer deserve this? >> jennifer is a single mom by choice. she works full time. she has this beautiful baby girl. and she just definitely deserves a mommy makeover. >> mommy makeover. we're on the hunt, right? we're looking for the handsome, fabulous man out there? >> yes, yes, i am. definitely. >> ready to go? >> i'm ready. >> ready, annika? >> she lit up when she saw her mommy on the screen. >> jennifer is friends with lisa. we're going to first just show jennifer. here is jennifer's before picture. are you ready, annika? come on out. let's see the new you. oh! >> oh, yeah. okay. i think it might be time.
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mommy, spin around and take a look. >> i love it. >> amazing. >> spin around here. >> i don't think your daughter recognizes you. >> tell us about this. >> jennifer, new mom. and one of the basic problems, what happens when you have a baby, you have all those little baby hairs that start to grow in within the first four to six months. when her hair was long they looked like broken hairs. jennifer lawrence gave her this great haircut that incorporated those little baby hairs that will soon grow in within the next year or so. of course, i made her hair color a little brighter. >> of course you did. red. which you love. >> just a little warm. >> annika, what do you think of mommy? >> tell us about the outfit. >> the worst thing you could give a new mother is a white shirt. but she is looking for a new man, isn't she? what a great button-down shirt. >> i love the lace at the top. >> so pretty. >> white house, black market.
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statement jewelry from kohl's. under $25. >> the bracelet is fantastic. >> jennifer, stand over here and turn your back if you wouldn't mind so you don't see your friend coming out. our next lucky lady. >> her friend is lisa porter. she's 40 from south lyon, michigan. her two children keep her so busy all she has time to do is throw her hair up in a pony tail in the morning. she begged us to give her a brand-new glam look. let's listen to her story. >> victim number two. now it's lisa's turn. why does lisa deserve this? >> lisa deserves this because she is a mom of two children. she's a stay-at-home mom. she just really deserves it. >> i need it. >> she needs it. she wants it really bad. >> are you ready for a sexy new look? because you tell me your hubby is. >> yes, he is. i'm sure he is. eight years of marriage. >> okay. so let's take one last look at lisa before. >> don't turn around. >> no, no.
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don't try it, jennifer. wait a second. let's bring lisa porter out brand-new! >> lisa! >> oh, my gosh. >> should we do the double reveal? >> should we let her see herself first? >> wow. >> wow. >> is that a good wow. >> it's a good wow, yeah. >> face that door for a second. on three you guys are going to turn around. hold on. you guys ready? all the cameras ready? all right. one, two, three, turn around. >> oh, my god. >> wow. you look great. >> yeah. you do, too. >> what did you do, luis? >> okay. again, she just wanted to look, you know, a little sassy. 40, sexy, perky, all the things you want to look when you're turning 40. she has great hair. we didn't want to cut it off. made it fluffy and sexy. of course a little bit of makeup.
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>> tell us about that outfit. >> gorgeous dress. this is a color blocking story. look at the green earrings and green bracelet. i love that for fall. purple and green. people don't think you can wear those together. another example. >> you've proven you can. >> what do you guys think of your new look? >> i love it. >> you do? that baby, by the way. that baby! >> thanks, everybody. up next, i can't see it, but it must be something about a picture worth 1,000 words. >> a what the what, after this. [ male announcer ] this is lara. her morning begins with arthritis pain. that's a coffee and two pills. the afternoon tour begins with more pain and more pills. the evening guests arrive. back to sore knees. back to more pills. the day is done but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve. just 2 pills can keep arthritis pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is lara who chose 2 aleve
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♪ we're back with one of our favorite segments called "what the what?" >> miss sara has sifted through all the photos you sent in. and is here with her top picks of the week. >> michelle holloway from essex, ohio. check out lucky number seven?
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thou shalt commit adultery. the pastor noticed it. they changed it very quickly. >> that is funny. unless you know it in your sleep like kathie lee, really, that's on the list of things to do? our next photo was sent in by lori mcmahon from rockaway, new jersey. ugh. i wish it was wednesday. my husband could have saved me 10%. no joke. this is at a doughnut shop. if you have issues with your hair, you might now have issues with your weight. >> hysterical. >> this one was sent in from diana goodwin from kentucky. this photo, just the way i like them. i think it was supposed to be "menu." >> try our deep fried men.
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>> i would have taken them grilled or roasted. fried sounds good, too. our next one was sent in from michelle flanagan from georgia. who's hungry? >> roadkill cafe, baby. >> there's a raccoon in there! >> mcdonald's or roadkill cafe. we have a photo from linda kelly from glenview, illinois. is there at least a life guard on duty? the beach is open. it might kill you. but the beach is open for swimming if you'd like to take that chance. >> it's so beautiful, lake michigan. it's worth it. >> finally from washington, is this a subliminal message? >> please see our other location. incontinence! >> that is not nice. all right. thank you, sara.
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still ahead, a monster mash. a who knew quiz about halloween movies and songs. handling problems with your babysitter. singer/songwriter chris isaak sings us a new classic. >> when? >> whenever he wants to. after your local news and your local weather.
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we are back on this winesday, wednesday, ready to play our weekly trivia game, "who knew?" today is about halloween movies and songs. kathie lee is across the street at the nbc experience store ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get the question right. to those who don't, you know what they get. her cd. "billboard" magazine's editorial director, bill werde. he's here to help me out. are you ready? >> i'm ready.
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>> let's have some hall weep fun. >> lovely sisters, one from oregon, one from idaho. in which film did johnny depp have his first major role? "edward scissorhands," "donnie brasco," "nightmare on elm street" or "sleepy hollow"? >> scissorhands. [ buzzer ] >> what are we going to do? they'll have to live together so they can listen to my cd. >> the correct answer here is, "c" "a nightmare on elm street." >> he got his big star playing glenn, trying to keep his clueless girlfriend from getting sliced up by freddy krueger. >> i can't believe that was him. how old was he? >> young johnny. >> back to kath. >> which halloween song has sold over 4 million copies and made it on to the billboard charts three times? "purple people eater," "the monster mash," "this is halloween" or "witchy woman"? >> i'm going to go with "monster mash." >> good girl!
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>> that's one of the songs that gets me. "monster mash." tell me. >> one big, big hit. famously played frankenstein in all the movies. the mashed potato dance. that was the big thing at the time. you remember the mashed potato. >> who doesn't remember it? do you know how to do it? >> i do. but you're going to put me on the spot. >> i would not do that to you. back across. >> lovely ladies from south carolina. true or false. the origin of the superstitions about friday the 13th came from the movie "friday the 13th." >> false. >> you're a smart one. >> she's a smart cookie. the answer is false. it did not come from the movie. it was there before the movie. >> there's a lot of theories about where this actually came from dating back thousands of years b.c. there was the 13 people at the dinner of the last supper. it seems like it may have come from friday the 13th, a book in the early part of the 1900s about wall street crashing. that really seemed -- it was a best seller. it really seemed to set the tone
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for this. >> didn't know that. back across to kath. >> another lady from south carolina. what is the chorus to this song. listen. ♪ you start to breathe and someone looks you right between the eyes, you're paralyzed ♪ >> thriller. >> give her the money. >> all right, all right, all right. >> that's all anyone knows from that. >> when you do it you've got to do the thriller dance. >> yeah. >> one of seven top ten hits from the album "thriller" for michael jackson. the greatest selling album of all time. >> of all time? >> that's right. >> wow. good info. back across. >> from indiana. what is the highest grossing horror movie of all time? "jaws," "the exorcist," "the mummy," or "the blair witch project"? >> i would say "the exorcist." >> wrong. but it was a lot scarier than the winner, i think.
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>> i agree, the winner, which is surprising, is "jaws." >> i was terrified. i was a kid when "jaws" came out. all my friends were scared to go in the bathtub because of "jaws." >> isn't it weird watching it now? it looks so dumb now. >> so fake. "jaws" was the first movie that did this massive, massive, simultaneous release. it became a cultural phenomenon. grossed almost half a billion dollars. >> we have time for one more. >> ms. indiana's mother. here we go. what movie is the following theme song from? we're going to listen to this. ♪ >> is it "nightmare on elm street," "halloween," "poltergeist" or "hocus pocus"? >> i would guess "halloween." >> wow. ms. indiana. >> that lady's playing it cool like she doesn't watch all the horror films all the tile. john carpenter wrote not only that song but the movie.
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and just for the record, one of the most terrifying sounds you can ever hear. my hair on my neck is up. >> bill, thank you. you do have hair on your neck. >> hey, easy. that's my halloween costume. coming up next, the best ways to handle a sticky situation with your child care provider. we're going to have all that and more right after this. over 200,000 people are hospitalized every year with flu complications, including young children. so to kill the germs that may make your family sick, we recommend using lysol disinfectant spray every day. lysol is approved to kill over 50 germs. this includes the cold and flu viruses that can live on surfaces for up to two days. it works on hard and soft surfaces to help prevent the spread of bacteria and keep your home healthy. lysol is the #1 pediatrician recommended brand. visit lysol.com/missionforhealth
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now on "parenting today" child care etiquette. what should you do if your sitter or day care won't follow your instructions? or what if your friend asks for your babysitter's phone number? >> here to help with the sticky situations with your child care provider are debra shigley, author of "the go-getter girl's guide". >> and chandra turner. >> executive editor of "parents" magazine. there are sticky situations when it comes to babysitters or nannies or whatnot. let's just get to the first one.
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an e-mail from a friend. she's been looking for a full-time nanny. she wanted to, quote, borrow your part-time nanny. do you give her the secret phone number or not, debra, what do you think? >> no. because good people have been known to steal babysitters. it happens to the best of us. this actually happened to me. i didn't give out the information because i was afraid she was going to maybe like her more. all of a sudden, you know, i'd be without my great sitter who i love very much. >> you say no. >> you say no. >> all right. >> or you can give out the number for a bakeup. >> all right. here's one for chandra. this is the question. what if your nanny who you love asks for a raise and you guys really can't afford it. there are tough economic times. people can't afford to give raises. >> a lot of people aren't getting raises these days. it's really hard to give one to your nanny. your nanny probably knows. be very clear and honest. tell her, you know what? we can't afford it right now.
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maybe we can give you a couple hours off here and there. maybe you can take a vacation day. something else. make her feel appreciated. >> what is the going rate anyway these days hourly for a babysitter? i wouldn't know. >> it depends. you can type in where you live and it can show you actually what the going rate is in your neighborhood. usually at least $15 an hour. >> i would say between $10 to $18 an hour, depending on how many kids you've got, how experienced the babysitter is. the 15-year-old down the street is probably going to be a lit bit cheaper than having, you know, 50-something, very experienced nanny. >> what do you do if you don't have a sitter but you have in-laws or family members who are watching your kids and you don't like what they're doing. you feel like, well, they're helping out. you don't want to go, hey, don't do this, do this. should you give the dos and don'ts? >> if it's an in-law let it go for the most part. usually that's a temporary situation. if you're not paying, then you kind of, you know --
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>> you get what you get. >> yeah. >> as long as the kids are safe. >> i can't keep my mouth shut. i'm trying to put myself -- no, that would not work. thanks for asking. >> sometimes the babysitters -- you have instructions. you want your child in bed by "x" time and you want to have this kind of food. it doesn't work out the way you have asked. >> yeah. >> how do you deal with that kind of a situation? >> i think 99% of nanny or babysitter issues can be solved with a written agreement. whether it's a contract -- >> what? >> yes. this is what i expect out of you. >> written agreement? >> yes. >> you do? >> yes. it works. there's no disagreement. we know exactly what we need. >> they know what the expectations are. >> is that common to have a written agreement? >> it is. and some have actually a contract with their nanny in a lot of these situations. let's say it's a temporary sitter. when you have to find someone you can trust to follow your instructions, 80%, if you're not there, you can't have
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expectations of being perfect. moms, we're not perfect, right? you can't expect -- >> some of us are. >> i do think a lot of times because you're not there, you have this added kind of guilt that goes along with it. >> you're overcompensating, sometimes. >> all right, ladies. thanks very much. >> thank you for all that. >> i'll never need a babysitter again. that's why i got a puppy. up next, so-called naughty foods making a waist whittling comeback. >> what? >> ask keri. she knows. >> right after this. time to take a look at your forecast for thursday as we make our way into the day. we're going to see a pretty strong storm bringing rain and wind to chicago and the great lakes. could see a few more inches in the heavier rainfall areas like michigan and a good portion of michigan has picked up a few inches on wednesday. could see a couple more in a few spots. this storm will be moving out of
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here, but as it does, it's going to leave behind some cool air dropping down from canada. temperatures in the highs in the 40s and 50s. by the time we get to friday, that storm will continue to move out of here. i-95 corridor not too bad. a fair amount of sunshine fdr. cooler air whether be moving out, as well. temperatures in the 50s for chicago. the south starting to moderate, as well. dallas back up to 80 degrees. and in the northeast, fewer and fewer showers out there. in fact, not a whole lot of green on the map. the green is where we're expecting to see the best chance for those showers and it's reserved to northern new england and then parts of the northern plains will have a chance for a few showers. the west still staying pretty quiet here. and we'll see those readings in the lower 60s over the weekend in the northeast. by sunday, another chance for a few showers around the great lakes for you. and then in the south, around 80
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degrees. upper 50s to lower 60s in the northeast. and maybe a few showers as that system crosses the great lakes again into monday. a few showers around upper 50s and lower 60s from boston to new york and readings in the south back into the 70s and 80s. so some nice fall weather to the south and then we're going to see a little snow in the mountains by the middle of next week. just a little later on the weather channel, check out "wake up with al." ♪ like so many great pioneers before me, guided only by a dream. i'm embarking on a journey of epic proportion. i will travel, from sea to shining sea, through amber waves of grain, and i won't stop until i've helped every driver in america save hundreds on car insurance. well i'm out of the parking lot. that's a good start. geico, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent,
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good news. some of your old favorite foods may be just what you need to help trim your waistline. >> keri glassman is a registered dietitian and contributor to "women's health" magazine. you're here with good news for us. >> i am. a lot of these foods have gotten many dirty looks over the years. i am here to tell you that they all have a place in your diet in moderation, of course. >> all right. egg yolks.
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people always say high cholesterol. be careful. you say what? >> exactly. an egg. 70 calories, 6 grams of protein. people turn their nose to them because of the cholesterol found in the yolk. the yolk is also aside from having the cholesterol packed with nutrients. iron. zinc. vitamins a and d. and choline, associated with a reduced risk for breast cancer and associated with brain health. i love eggs. >> bananas. you think of those as sort of high sugar. good for you. >> but full of potassium. >> there are full of potassium, full of nutrients. people say they're higher in calories and carbs than other fruits. a tiny bit higher than a medium apple. they have something called resistant starch. it's a type of fiber, like other fibers, is not absorbed. we don't get the calories but we get full. a by-product of that resistant starch may help burn fat. you need to eat bananas that are slightly green.
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firmer. >> oh. >> just make sure they haven't turned brown. >> not going to happen. >> okay. coconut oil also got dirty looks because of it being high in saturated fat. but it's a specific type of saturated fat called mcts. that type of fat is more readily used as fuel and less likely to be stored as fat. coconut oil is still a little controversial. however, research has also shown that when supplementing your diet with it, you may reduce abdominal obesity. i actually keep a jar of this coconut oil in my shower. i add it to moisturizer. i put it on my body. >> red meat. >> a lot of people won't eat it at all. >> if you don't eat red meat, you don't necessarily need to start adding it into your diet. if you do, there are lean options. top round. we know that. two grams of saturated fat for a
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small blackberry or iphone portion. grass-fed beef has something called cla. cla has also been associated with reduced risk of cancer and heart disease. and new research, so we have to keep our eyes open here on this, but new research also has associated with a reduced risk of -- reduced storage of fat. >> okay. >> that's really a problem. >> that really is. >> again, portion control. >> peanut butter. please. tell me it's good. >> you said you love your peanut butter. for overall health and for dieting, peanut butter is your best friend. loaded with -- just throw that back there. monosaturated fats. mono and saturated fatty acids have also been associated with less belly fat. but it's so satisfying. two teaspoons with some celery for a snack or small apple or a banana. a green one. >> thank you very much, keri. up next, a performance by singer/songwriter chris isaak. first this is "today" on nbc.
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singer/songwriter chris isaak first fell in love with rock 'n' roll while listening to his parents' 45s. >> memphis home to the likes of elvis, johnny cash, and the place where chris and his band recorded his tenth studio album, "beyond the sun." >> good to be back. >> this is the album you say you've been wanting to make your whole life, right? >> whenever you're playing the show, before the show you do a sound check or something. this was always the music we would always play at sound checks. if we'd keep playing late and throw in more songs, through in a few of these. it's still amazing. i'll play "wicked game." i'll look out, there'll be some guy sitting in the audience with his date looking at me, yeah, "wicked game." kick into johnny cash, "ring of fire." i see, it's like, hey, this guy's pretty good, you know. >> you're going to sing a song for us.
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what song are you going to sing for us? >> a tour deforce by the man not named on this record. we made a mistake and left his name out. >> say his name. >> scott plunkett. >> i know scott plunkett. >> "great balls of fire." >> take it away, chris. thank you. ♪ you shake my nerves and you rattle my brain, too much love drives a man insane ♪ ♪ you broke my will, what a thrill, goodness gracious, great balls of fire ♪ ♪ i learned to love all of hollywood money, you came along and moved me honey ♪ i changed my mind, you're all mine, goodness, gracious, great balls of fire ♪ ♪ kiss me baby, it feels good, hold me baby, i want to love you like a lover should ♪
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♪ you're fine, so kind, got to tell this world that you're mine, mine, mine, mine ♪ ♪ i cut my nails and i quiver my thumb, i'm really nervous but it sure is fun ♪ ♪ come on baby, you drive me crazy, goodness gracious great balls of fire ♪ ♪ ♪ kiss me baby, that feels good, hold me baby, i want to love you like a lover should ♪ ♪ you're fine, so kind, got to
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tell this world that you're mine, mine, mine, mine ♪ ♪ i cut my nails and i quiver my thumb, i'm really nervous but it sure is fun, goodness gracious great balls of fire ♪ -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> announcer: it's "the tonight

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